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Is Ohio doing enough to help drug addicts get clean?

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Mtlhed

Aug-15-14 6:54 PM

Questioner, thanks for the info. Kozy, thanks for the prayers.

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questioner

Aug-15-14 11:56 AM

Sorry so "verbal" here. I'm just shocked and appalled.

But thanks for sharing mtlhd--maybe it will spur others into looking, finding out, talking about this.

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questioner

Aug-15-14 11:53 AM

Marketed to 12 year olds!

"If I can get through the challenges of life with out popping a pill...SO CAN THEY."

Maybe not a 12 year old. "Sometimes your child can get a bit 'wobbly' around the twelve year mark. They can get over-anxious or over-enthusiastic about approaching adolescence. Changing demands at school can show up some weaknesses for children who had coped happily enough until now and social life at school can be a competitive challenge." "Vulnerable","much more affected by the norms of others. They may begin to worry that they aren’t ‘cool’ enough", "strong need to conform to peers".

Just say "no" is a very very hard one to make sure happens.

We promised our son sizable cash if he graduated without trying smoking, booze, sex or drugs. His friends/teachers were aware of that. (Wouldn't have worked for our daughter--she would have lied about it.)

But we didn't have to "market" this plan to him at ag

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questioner

Aug-15-14 11:36 AM

The drug called Molly isn't what most of its users think it is. Many articles say the drug is "pure" MD MA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy. (MD MA was developed to treat depression)

Except it's Not relatively free of adulterants.

Someone who buys or takes Molly now is probably ingesting dangerous synthetic drugs that have not been tested and are produced in widely varying strengths. The DEA says only 13% of the Molly seized in the last four years actually contained any MD MA, and even then it often was mixed with other drugs.

Molly is dangerous because of the toxic mix of unknown chemicals; users have no idea what they're taking or at what dose. Unlike **** and other illegal drugs that have known effects on the body, the formulas for these synthetic drugs keep changing, and they're manufactured with no regard to how they affect the user. Officials have found completely different ingredients in drugs sold in the Same packaging.

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questioner

Aug-15-14 11:24 AM

think they're getting M D M A guess that's a bad word too--how can they bleep stuff we need to know about.

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questioner

Aug-15-14 11:23 AM

Molly is being marketed to young first-time drug abusers between the ages of 12 and 17, as well as traditional rave, electronic dance music fans who may think they're getting ****.

At a concert last year, Madonna was caught on tape asking the crowd, “How many of you have seen Molly?” Additionally, hit songs from artists, including Kanye West and Miley Cyrus, reference the drug.

I'd never heard of it. And oh man, look at the site WhatisMolly. "So, you're new to the Molly Drug scene?...Keep reading to learn everything you need to know! You will definitely want to answer any questions you may have before taking the plunge into pure bliss...Molly Tips & Advice...your initial reaction will probably be to go bat*****crazy and do it all. Please refrain from doing this. If you’ve never rolled before, let us guide you through what will probably turn out to be one of the best experiences of your life"

No, no, no! I guess I need to keep educated as grandkids grow up.

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Kozy62

Aug-15-14 9:27 AM

Off subject for a quick suggestion...

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Beaumont

Aug-15-14 8:57 AM

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.

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Kozy62

Aug-15-14 8:44 AM

Mtlhed...I wish I could be there for your Sister and her daughter. We have added her to our prayer list and let us know if we can help from Florida.

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Mtlhed

Aug-15-14 8:42 AM

Thanks Questioner. Apparently there's something going around in Salem called a Molly. Back when I was a kid, it was all just beer and maryjuwanna. And girls dressing up like Madonna. LOL.

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questioner

Aug-14-14 9:54 PM

Sorry about your niece, mtlhd.

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questioner

Aug-14-14 9:53 PM

No time, but 1 in 5 older Americans receive Medicare prescriptions for opioid painkillers--often for long periods.

"Elders" feel more pain, are more sensitive to medication, have more insomnia and anxiety--which they are also prescribed for.

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Numnudz

Aug-14-14 8:18 PM

" Your right a good ole cold beer never hurt anyone,

Besides it's better than bisquick and milk "

No, it's not.

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Numnudz

Aug-14-14 8:17 PM

Bug sez: " Someone provides the facilities ,insurance covers it .If you have insurance ?"

I sez: "Everyone HAS insurance, now, thanks to ObamaKare, right? So we shouldn't have to do anything, Obama will take care of us. "

Then bug sez: " Obama will take care of us .Oh boo hoo.

That's your answer to everything."

No, that's your answer. You championed ObamaKare, we have it now, so everyone is insured, right? That's how it was sold, right? So the taxpayers shouldn't have to pay more to treat addicts, because everyone has insurance now and can take care of it themselves, right?

Unless ObamaKare is a failure. It's one or the other.

Choose.

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Beaumont

Aug-14-14 7:45 PM

Your choice of opinion.

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WatchDog

Aug-14-14 7:30 PM

"Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs."

Beaumont, no disrespect intended. Personally, I don't care why or how other people became addicted to drugs.

If I can get through the challenges of life with out popping a pill down my throat, or sniffing a powder up my nose or shoving a needle into a vein...SO CAN THEY. I get tired of these lame excuses.

What happened to "CHOICE"? If people in this country and in this day and age don't know YET about how harmful drugs are in the country...they are IDIOTS or been living under a rock.

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WatchDog

Aug-14-14 7:21 PM

These commercials on tv are ridiculous. "Is this drug right for you"? Ask your Doctor? Then they throw on the bottom the fine print of what health issues that drug can cause?

It is ridiculous!

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WatchDog

Aug-14-14 7:19 PM

"What do you feel Ohio should be doing to get/keep addicts off drugs?"

How about we stop sympathizing and allowing their excuses for being stupid and irresponsible in the first place?

Don't even get me started on this subject. I had my way...these prescription pill pushing Doctors would be facing charges right along side those pharmaceutical company's that reward these Docs with reward and incentive programs to push those drugs.

I swear the whole flipping country is filled with hypochondriacs and the screw looses that claim "they can't function in life" without some drug shoved down their throats.

Do people ever read these drug warnings? This drug will cause this problem and this problem will require this drug to fix this drug symptom problem and this new symptom requires this drug to fix this drug symptom that caused the other symptom.....sheeesh.

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Beaumont

Aug-14-14 6:12 PM

Many people do not understand why or how other people become addicted to drugs. It is often mistakenly assumed that drug abusers lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop using drugs simply by choosing to change their behavior. In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease, and quitting takes more than good intentions or a strong will. In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific advances, we know more about how drugs work in the brain than ever, and we also know that drug addiction can be successfully treated to help people stop abusing drugs and lead productive lives.

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Beaumont

Aug-14-14 6:02 PM

Depressants: These drugs, which slow down your brain and nervous system functions, include Xanax, Zyprexa, Amytal, Seconal, Valium and many others.

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Beaumont

Aug-14-14 6:00 PM

Abuse of prescription drugs has become a more serious problem than most street drugs. Painkillers, tranquilizers, antidepressants, sleeping pills and stimulants may appear “safe” due to being prescribed by doctors, but they can be just as addictive and potent as the ****** or cocaine sold on the street. The painkiller OxyContin, for example, is as powerful as ****** and affects the body in the same way. Continued use of painkillers, depressants (“downers”), stimulants (“uppers”) or antidepressants can lead to addiction—and painful withdrawal symptoms for those who try to quit.

Just a few of the effects of these drugs are given here.

Painkillers: OxyContin, Fentanyl, morphine, Percodan, Demerol are a few of a long list of painkillers. Effects can include slowed breathing, nausea and unconsciousness. Abuse can lead to addiction.

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Mtlhed

Aug-14-14 5:53 PM

And as far as the common perception that insurance can just cover or continue to cover it, that's what makes all our insurance rates go up. Why not just have insurance cover every crappy decision everybody makes and we can all just make our $4000 per month premium payments on it.

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Mtlhed

Aug-14-14 5:50 PM

The tax payers the tax payers boo hoo until it affects you or something you want.

Wrong, Bug. I'm no hypocrite. My niece in Salem is all strung out on something and having all those "teenager" issues. That's all on my sister to have to deal with. You and all the other taxpayers shouldn't have to.

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Kozy62

Aug-14-14 5:40 PM

I did say that...not proud but said it.

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questioner

Aug-14-14 4:21 PM

Whoa--I was bleeped. Kozy, I know you said it s u c k e d. And it was printed.

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